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It’s completely okay should you don’t keep in mind given how fleeting the failed experiment turned out to be, however on the flip of the 2010s, filmmaker Scott Stewart appeared fully and completely decided to show mild-mannered English gentleman Paul Bettany right into a badass motion hero, with Legion making an attempt to get the ball rolling.
The excessive idea genre-bender did admittedly have an intriguing premise, with patrons at a distant roadside diner discovering themselves plunged into the center of a battle for the very destiny of humanity after the person upstairs instantly decides the now’s the right time for the apocalypse, and Bettany’s archangel Michael takes it upon himself to guard the dwindling band of survivors.
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Furthering the biblical connotations, a pregnant waitress additionally coincidentally occurs to be carrying the unborn little one prophesized because the human race’s final hope of survival, resulting in the fallen angel rebelling towards each his brothers and the large man with the facility to convey in regards to the finish of days. Ultimately, although, Legion got here and went with barely a whimper.
Trashed by critics, the fantasy/horror/motion maelstrom didn’t catch on amongst paying theater patrons both, however it one way or the other nonetheless conspired to launch sequel sequence Dominion, which was set 25 years after the occasions of the movie and lasted two seasons earlier than being canned Syfy.
Stewart would then solid Bettany in Priest the next 12 months – which was arguably even worse – in addition to Blumhouse’s Darkish Skies, however he hasn’t helmed a function since. Had the Marvel Cinematic Universe stalwart held up his finish of the cut price, then perhaps Legion wouldn’t be lowered to creating miraculous appearances on the streaming charts each on occasion, identical to it’s carried out this weekend on Netflix, per FlixPatrol.